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5 Foods That Have More Vitamin C Than Oranges

Citrus fruits are not the only fruits that contain high amounts of vitamin C. Despite popular belief, it’s never been proven that vitamin C cures the common cold.

However, it is an essential nutrient for the growth and renewal of many tissues of the body and it also helps for making the collagen, the protein responsible for the regeneration of the skin, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels. Its only drawback is that it is water soluble, so it can not be stored in our body for long-term.

So, here are the 5 foods that have more vitamin C than oranges:

1. Yellow Pepper

This vegetable is delicious and fairly low calorie, and about half a cup of chopped peppers contain 155mg of Vitamin C which is twice more than the recommended daily intake of 75mg.

papaya

2. Papaya

Only half of a large papaya contains an impressive 238mg of vitamin C. As an added bonus, this fruit is also a good source of vitamin A and fiber.

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